List of places

The List of Places is a list of all places and corresponding events of the genealogy.


All places found in the genealogy are listed, with their geographical coordinates.

For each of them, it is possible to see the events that occurred there.

The sorting of the list can be modified, as well as the display format.

It is also possible to merge places that should be identical, and to define or correct the geographical coordinates of those that are wrongly positioned.



The List of Places is a two-level tree list:

  1. Places
  2. The events that occurred there

The event level can be unfolded or folded by clicking on the flap :clapet.jpg


Each place line displays the following characteristics:

Places are sorted in alphabetical order.

Green place icons

A green place icon placeicon_green.png indicates a place that was found by Ancestris. In this case, the coordinates can be displayed in blue or black.

Sometimes, some places might not be properly located, despite the presence of the green icon. To remedy this, see the instructions below to "repair a place".

Red place icons

A red place icon placeicon_red.png indicates a place whose coordinates Ancestris did not find.

In this case, the coordinates are always displayed in red (example: [N45,0 W4,0]).

To remedy this, see the paragraph below to "repair a place".


Each event line displays its characteristics :

The different event lines are sorted alphabetically by the name of the event and the name of the individual.


The List of Places covers several needs, which are as follows, from the most frequent to the least frequent :

Search for a place

The search for a place is done by first selecting an item from the list and then typing the first letters of the place you are looking for.


You can see above the first letters of "New York" that were entered, the search field appeared in the lower left corner, and the New Haven location line was highlighted.

In order for the search field to appear when typing, first click on a place.


Act on a place

The Place List offers a specific context menu when you right-click on a place line.

The context menu looks like the one below, identical whatever the location. Here, if you right-click on Hyannis Port:


The following describes each action of this context menu.

Show the location of this place on the map

This action opens the Geographic Map view and shows the location of the place on the map: